Al Masaq Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean

Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean is an international journal covering all aspects of the Islamic Mediterranean culture from the second to the ninth AH/eighth to the fifteenth centuries AD. It is concerned with fostering interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation of the Mediterranean region, creating a forum of ideas, encouraging debate on the influence of Islamic culture in the Mediterranean and promoting innovatory research. Research papers use a range of theoretical and methodological approaches covering studies in the humanities and social sciences. The journal invites submissions for thematic issues. Each issue will be peer-reviewed to ensure competence in all fields of research and the editorial direction of the journal. The journal is a publication of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, which aims to promote, through conferences and meetings, the study of the intercultural relationships and interfaces in the eastern, central and western Mediterranean during the Middle Ages.

Publishes three issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 31 (1)

A Ṭā’ifa in Exile: Sayf al-Dawla and the Survival of the Banū Hūd
Anthony Minnema, vol. 31 (1): 1-19
“One Hour He Is a Christian and the Next He Is a Muslim!” A Family Dispute from the Cairo Geniza
Oded Zinger, vol. 31 (1): 20-34
Was the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba as Strong as Arab Chroniclers Claimed?
Josep Suñé Arce, vol. 31 (1): 35-49
Was the Portuguese Led Military Campaign against Alcácer do Sal in the Autumn of 1217 Part of the Fifth Crusade?
Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal, vol. 31 (1): 50-67
Travelogue of an Almohad Sherd: from Twelfth-Century al-Andalus to Fourteenth-Century Flanders
Maxime Poulain, vol. 31 (1): 68-94
Dressing for Succession in Norman Italy: The Mantle of King Roger II
Clare Vernon, vol. 31 (1): 95-110
Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination
Nicholas Morton, vol. 31 (1): 111-112
The Villages of the Fayyum: A Thirteenth-Century Register of Rural, Islamic Egypt / Rural Economy and Tribal Society in Islamic Egypt: A Study of al-Nābulusī’s Villages of the Fayyum
Nicholas Morton, vol. 31 (1): 112-114
The Fatimid Empire
Harry Munt, vol. 31 (1): 114-115
Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul 500–700: From Romans to Goths and Franks
Christopher Heath, vol. 31 (1): 116-117
Muqarnas, An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World: Celebrating Thirty Years of Muqarnas
Evanthia Baboula, vol. 31 (1): 117-119
Al-Ṣāḥib Ibn ʿAbbād Promoter of Rational Theology: Two Muʿtazilī kalām Texts from the Cairo Geniza
Eliza Tasbihi, vol. 31 (1): 119-121
Curia and Crusade: Pope Honorius III and the Recovery of the Holy Land, 1216–1227
Thomas F. Madden, vol. 31 (1): 122-124
Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World
Maged S.A. Mikhail, vol. 31 (1): 124-126
The Eastern Mediterranean frontier of Latin Christendom
Spyros P. Panagopoulos, vol. 31 (1): 126-127

Volume 30 (3)

Michael Lower, vol. 30 (3): 241-247
Muslim Crusaders: Guzmán el Bueno and the Limits of Secular History
Hussein Fancy, vol. 30 (3): 248-265
Affiliation and Ideology at the End of the Almohad Caliphate
Abigail Krasner Balbale, vol. 30 (3): 266-283
A Christian Shīʿī, and Other Curious Confreres: Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr of Córdoba on Getting Along with Unbelievers
Luke Yarbrough, vol. 30 (3): 284-303
Baybars, naval power and Mamlūk psychological warfare against the Franks
Ann E. Zimo, vol. 30 (3): 304-316